Leggings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Tunic
Leggings are now seen everywhere, being worn casually and for dress up; yet there is some controversy whether older women should wear them. Let’s just get something straight—fashion isn’t about hard and steadfast rules anymore…it’s about what makes you look and feel good.
Quote of the day: “If I looked at the roadblocks, I would never have been able to see the road.” Tamron Hall
That being said, my opinion for us older ladies is to stick with a legging that has some structure to it—and maybe, not quite as tight as the younger generation. These now come in a ponte material which is a thicker double knit fabric with stretch. Nevertheless, since these pants are tighter by nature, pairing them with a tunic can be a good addition to balance out the proportion of your body.
Jodie (50’s) Outfit: Since I don’t own a tunic, I had to borrow this tunic from my mother! I love the unexpected coloring combo of lilac and brown!
Nancy (60’s) Outfit: This tunic is a product of a fun time in Mexico…it’s actually more of a poncho. I think the embroidery on it is so unique!
Charlotte (70’s) Outfit: Mom doesn’t truly consider these leggings because they aren’t snug tight. They are, however, a stretchy knit and look great on her! The scarf is actually attached to the tunic, so mom added the pendant for some pizzazz.
Thanks for visiting my styling blog! Do you have an opinion on the leggings for older women issue?
Some photography by Kari Strand Photography